Surgical Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock Due to Huge Right Atrial Thrombus [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2000; 28(7): 458-460

Surgical Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock Due to Huge Right Atrial Thrombus

Ahmet BALTALARLI1, Bekir Hayrettin ŞİRİN1, Asuman KAFTAN1

An unusual case of thrombus in the right atrium associated with cardiogenic shock and multiple pulmonary micro-embolism was reported. Twodimensional echocardiography demonstrated a large irregular mass in the right atrium floating freely, prolapsing through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle during diastole, and leading to inflow and outflow obstruction. An emergency operation was performed and the thromboembolic material was successfully extracted from the right atrium without using cardiopulmonary bypass. This exemplary case highlights the benefit of surgical intervention rather than more conservative approaches such as anticoagulation and/or thrombolysis.

Keywords: Right atrial thrombus, heart surgery, two-dimensional echocardiography

How to cite this article
Ahmet BALTALARLI, Bekir Hayrettin ŞİRİN, Asuman KAFTAN. Surgical Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock Due to Huge Right Atrial Thrombus. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2000; 28(7): 458-460
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